Employee Spotlight: Ryan Hayden
Ryan Hayden, EI, Transportation Engineer, and Baseball Enthusiast
1. What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
It was close to home, which provided a great opportunity to work in the neighborhoods I grew up in and am familiar with. Also, it was an appealing company in terms of size, it wasn’t too big where I’d be “just a number” but also not too small where my ability to learn would potentially be limited.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Making yourself more valuable by stepping up to learn something new can go a long way.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Winter – because the weather is bad outside and I enjoy what we do here at Hoyle, Tanner, so it helps to have something enjoyable when it’s so cold and dark outside.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I learned a better way to use the roadway corridor modeling software we are using on a project in Western Massachusetts.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
1- New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Grilled Chicken over rice with green beans and mashed potatoes on the side.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I adopted 2 cats, named Hawk and Kaiser.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
My hometown is Dover, New Hampshire and my high school hockey team is the most dominant team in the state over the last 20 years.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
2. Travel to Antarctica
3. See a baseball game at every Major League Baseball ballpark
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
Knife, Sunblock, Matches
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
Probably upwards of 70 years, I have my grandfather’s old Letterman Jacket from when he was in high school. For items I wear, I have a sweatshirt that is about 10 years old.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come .” – Mick Kremling
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A baseball player (a more realistic one was to work at NASA.)
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
How beautiful the view is.